I think if you won't enjoy doing it then you shouldn't do it because it won't work. I could see you doing something fantasy-like, like howls moving castle style - not the art, the world and atmosphere. like robots in the 1920s xD lol that's just me. but yeah, try to compromise with him!! Do it the BAKUMAN way!! xD Anyone read that?
Ah, you can always make a romance comedy [with more comedy to it] or dark romance XD you don't really need to be experienced to write romance, actually XD sure it'll make everything better and easier, but just by observing, you can actually whip out some plotlines
You can try observing real-life relationships [IDK, your friend, your parents, etc.] or reading some shoujo manga or romance novels.
And about drawing girls... think of them as pretty boys with boobs and more curvy figures! 8Dd *shot*
But of course, if you really can't do it/don't want to, you don't need to force yourself ^^U it'll be a good experience though [probably]
Well shoujou is basically just one goodlooking girl and 10 different hot men all going after her so all you'd really need to do is manage to make one attractive female. The story is mostly bad insults (you baldie!) and loads of blushing because "ZOMG MY CRUSH IS STANDING LESS THAN 20 FEET FROM ME!!". I really think it could work well for you, hey, can't get experience without doing it, really..
I know you probably don't have the luxury to do that but... you should change your editor. If you haven't done anything for them for now, and they want you to draw something commercial you don't like, there is a problem.
silvercaffieneFeatured By OwnerDec 8, 2010Professional Digital Artist
I think that your editor understands how popular you could be if you wrote shoujo, 'cause you draw your men so lovely.
Even if you don't have experience, I'm sure your imagination can make up for it. And besides, there's way too much super-romantic shoujo around, anyways.
I believe you are capable of producing something fresh, with beautiful art. Hmm, a shoujo manga that doesn't make me wanna puke would be lovely. Good luck, if you do decide to do it. If not, ask your editor! I'm sure he or she will be able to give you some good input.
Other Artist/writer/friends will also be of help, if you are in need.